The Sacrament of the Eucharist
The Holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.
At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.
We host a two year program which begins in Grade 1. Both years prepare students to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist and Reconciliation. Classes meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:45pm. Classes begin in late September or early October and continue through April. In addition, there are two Saturday morning workshops, usually in January and February, where attendance is required. First Communion traditionally takes place on the first Sunday of May each year.